Saturday, October 22, 2005

fall colors

i started another clapotis today, while riding home from DC with susan. this is that hand-dyed cotton yarn that i bought from a fellow blogger, who bought it at a yarn shop in new orleans some time ago. it's hard to get an accurate representation of the colors but they are stunning ... purples and browns and oranges and greens. clapotis is fun to knit, even if the yarn itself can be somewhat annoying at times. it gets a little "splitty" but the pretty colors and fun pattern more than make up for it! i hope to finish the increase section today, and maybe even get to the straight section :-)

Monday, October 10, 2005

i think it's true what they say about idle hands...

so i was sure to keep mine busy last week while on vacation! after a very fun, whirlwind trip to NYC, i came home and sat my butt in front of the computer for pretty much the rest of the week. i decided a while ago that i was itching to learn to do fair isle knitting, so that's precisely what i did. i pulled up a nifty video, got out some needles and yarn and off i went! it is not nearly as hard as i imagined it would be, once i learned what to do. i still don't quite have the hang of knitting with my right hand (i knit continental mostly), but that will just take a little bit of practice. all that's left to do is make an i-cord strap for it, and decide on a closure...i'm thinking a nice toggle button will do nicely.

next up...finishing my cabled hat!

see? i learned something on my vacation!

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

guess who we met?

okay so one of these days i will get around to posting about the NYC knit out, but right now all i feel like doing is showing y'all a pic of me (on the left) and my friend posing with lily chin!

... this has been a QuietStorm production, dahling ...